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Crypt of Agadeem
Crypt of Agadeem enters the battlefield tapped.
: Add to your mana pool.
, : Add to your mana pool for each black creature card in your graveyard.
Crypt of Agadeem Discussion
2 weeks ago
1 month ago
An upgraded version of Infernal Plunge
As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature.
Add an amount of equal to the sacrificed creature's converted mana cost. You lose half as much life, rounded up.
Your soul is weak, but an offering I accept nevertheless.
Great card if you have prisons locking down your Commander, if you need the mana and have some giant or cost creature out, as removal on something you took control of, a trigger off of Butcher of Malakir , etc. Also promotes ramp in Black which is arguably hard to find that are exclusive to black, aside from a small handful of cards such as Crypt of Agadeem , Crypt Ghast and Liliana of the Dark Realms
Suppose Liliana never killed her brother, and actually became Dominaria's best healer. Her spark still ignited, but she is mono-white. She can still raise the dead in terms of full resurrection and healing.
Make a mono-white Liliana
1 month ago
2 months ago
Hey dude, looking great so far. However, I think there should be a bit more card draw, and since you are self milling, getting the land drops you need could make your mid to late game difficult. Here are some suggestions:
Phyrexian Arena - this is a great engine for card draw (2 cards every turn is huge) Esper Charm - Great versatility, card draw when needed. Diabolic Intent - Great tutor for your deck that fits theme and can sac small zombies. Phyrexian Altar - Works well with the effects of other zombie triggers and creates mana fixing/ramp when needed Crucible of Worlds - This is a great card as you can tutor it, cheap cost, and play ALL discarded/milled lands from your graveyard. Graf Harvest - One drop that gives all zombies menace and creation of zombies mid game. Crypt of Agadeem -This land is super OP in your deck as most creatures you have are black. Terramorphic Expanse - land tutors are good for 3 colors IMO. Fetid Pools - card draw through cycling and mana base. Dark Salvation - awesome effect and single target creature removal as well.
2 months ago
Hey, Goon squads like to extort and Pontiff of Blight 's extort is busted with Phyrexian mana :)
Consider moving Pontiff from the maybeboard to the main deck by cutting Ob Nixilis, Unshackled ? It's also a six drop and like Pontiff it can be a repeatable source of your opponents losing life, but unlike Pontiff your opponents have the choice to lose life to tutor. With Pontiff you control when and how much life your opponents are losing by casting spells and you also can gain a ton of life which is good with Aetherflux Reservoir .
The one thing your deck lacks is fast colorless mana from mana rocks. You want quick. Sol is great, but consider more? With the budget here Mana Vault and/or Basalt Monolith can fit. Either could replace Caged Sun and/or Tendrils of Corruption . Caged is fine, but I don't think at six mana it's needed here. Everflowing Chalice is also good because it can scale or cast it as a two drop it could replace Vampiric Link .
With only 17 creatures Crypt of Agadeem is not doing much. Consider cutting it for Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx ? Nykthos is another powerful outlet for black devotion. Gravecrawler and Carrion Feeder with Phyrexian mana is a loop to combo kill your opponents with Aetherflux Reservoir since you cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard. These two Zombies can also put a ton of counters on Krrik or Black Market . These Zombies and Aetherflux can also be part of a Doomsday pile.
Another enabler for Aetherflux with Phyrexian mana is Leshrac's Sigil since it can bounce itself back to your hand to loop cast it. It's also good with devotion as well as some hate for green. These three cards could replace Tendrils of Corruption , Exquisite Blood , Mortuary , Bloodchief Ascension . Mortuary has nice interaction with Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Bolas's Citadel , but I'm not sure that it's worth including just for this interaction.
Good luck with your deck.
3 months ago
Whisper, Blood Liturgist 's ability is instant-speed. This means that even the shuffle-eldrazi can be reanimated with her ability. Kozilek, Butcher of Truth and Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre are both valid reanimation targets. Unfortunately, because reanimation does not trigger the cast triggers, you may just want to run Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre rather than both... being indestructible is helpful, and annihilator 4 is a big deal.
Your lands have room for improvement. Hall of the Bandit Lord lets you activate your general the turn she comes down. Ancient Tomb will allow you to land a two-mana rock turn one and conceivably land your general turn two. In my experience, Crypt of Agadeem is worse than a normal Snow-Covered Swamp , as entering tapped is tough and the mana-advantage is often times going to be marginal.
Token generators are a good way to find bodies both to sac and to chump block with. I notice you're not running Bitterblossom or Breeding Pit ... you may want to experiment with them. Additionally, Call the Bloodline can generate tokens and discard reanimation targets.
Lightning Greaves seems like it'd be awesome here. First, it gives Whisper haste for free, as its equip cost is zero. Then it gives whatever you reanimated haste. Swiftfoot Boots is similar, but costing one to equip makes it slightly worse.
Whip of Erebos is an interesting idea for a secondary reanimation-enabler. It doesn't matter if your general is out, and it allows you to smack face with haste.
Depending on your preferred level of sadism, Mindslicer may be worth including. Sac-ing him and something else to reanimate a fatty makes everyone discard everything, so it's a sort of built-in protection. It's also pretty good at deterring attackers.
Once you have a token-generator/sac-enabler and Whisper down, Winter Orb seems like a good way to hold on to an advantage.
If you want to blow ninety bucks, Liliana of the Veil is exactly what you want here. Her +1 discards a reanimation target, and keeping pressure on opponents' hands is a good thing to do. Also, her edict effect and ult are not insignificant at all. Similarly, Necrogen Mists provides a discard outlet and hand-pressure.
Grave Titan is a great reanimation target, and costing six mana means you can conceivably hard-cast it. Kokusho, the Evening Star seems good to reanimate, sac, and then repeat. Massacre Wurm is similar.
That's all I got. Good luck!
4 months ago
4 months ago
I see the last comment was on my birthday last year so I have to comment.
GamrMan11 - Ur avg CMC is high, although its demon tribal so its understandable. I would add Vesuva and Thespian's Stage as additional coffers. Maybe remove stronghold, not sure if you have enough basics. Maybe add Crypt of Agadeem for more ramp. You have a tutor in the command zone, expedition map and others to help you get what you need. Cavern of Souls against blue?
Replace swamps with snow-covered because of lens. Lastly, you might want to remove like 2 demons that dont see much use (Pestilence Demon and Dread Cacodemon IMO) to add more rocks. Perhaps a Thought Vessel or a Charcoal Diamond . That way your deck is faster and you end up with less dead cards.
Crypt of Agadeem occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%